REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ November 8, 2005 â€“ Konami Digital Entertainment â€“ America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Karaoke RevolutionÂ® Party for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢ has shipped to retail stores nationwide. With over 50 songs, including all-new classic favorites and current smash hits, the fourth release in the incredibly popular series contains the largest library of music ever released in a Karaoke Revolution game. To make the party even more exciting, karaoke fanatics can now enjoy the ultimate music experience with the innovative new Sing and Dance mode, combining Karaoke Revolution and elements of Konamiâ€™s hit dancing game, Dance Dance RevolutionÂ® into one unique gameplay experience. Additionally, the newest title in the groundbreaking music series will let karaoke crooners sing with â€“ and compete against â€“ friends with expanded multiplayer modes that are sure to enhance any party. Bringing the party to all new levels will be support for the Xbox LiveÂ® online gaming service and the EyeToyâ„¢ USB Camera (for PlayStationÂ®2).
Transforming video game consoles into a high-end interactive karaoke machine, Karaoke Revolution Partyâ€™s expanded multiplayer and party modes allows players to perform duets or compete in the all new groundbreaking multiplayer vocal tournament. The only interactive karaoke game in North America that allows two people to sing simultaneously and be judged individually, Karaoke Revolution Partyâ€™s multiple two-microphone gameplay modes deliver hours of karaoke fun as players can join together on a wide variety of songs. Additionally, players will be able to enjoy a variety of mini-games and other game modes.
For the fist time in the history of the franchise, Karaoke Revolution Party offers support for the EyeToy USB camera. By utilizing the EyeToy Camera, players can put themselves into the game by creating a 3D model of their head, and watch themselves perform on big video screens within the 3D venues. In the Xbox version, over 100 songs are at the disposal of karaoke fans as players can download music through Xbox Live. Additionally, song pack downloads from previous Karaoke Revolution games will also be supported, greatly expanding their library of songs.
Karaoke Revolution Party features a proprietary voice recognition technology â€“ which judges and scores players on their ability to match pitch and rhythm. Real-time feedback is offered by the dynamic crowds that fill each virtual venue, either by booing you off the stage or cheering your every note. The latest edition introduces a new unlock and award system where players receive constant rewards for their progress including new songs, venues, characters, clothing, accessories and more. The game also features completely redesigned animations as well as character customization, which provides players with the ability to build their own characters utilizing various options including head, hair, body and accessories. Compatible with all officially licensed headset and microphone peripherals, the collection of well-known classic and current tunes lets anyone become an instant music star with hits including â€œSweet Caroline,â€ â€œDo You Really Want To Hurt Me,â€ â€œCrazy In Loveâ€ and â€œI Donâ€™t Wanna Be.â€
As an added bonus, when people purchase Karaoke Revolution Party, Dance Dance Revolution Extremeâ„¢2, or Dance Dance Revolution UltramixÂ®3 they will receive a special pre paid card that allows the purchaser to select three songs for free download from a vast library of music spanning across all popular genres of music at Puretracks.com.
Karaoke Revolution Party is developed by leading music video game creator Harmonix Music Systems (http://www.harmonixmusic.com). Karaoke Revolution Party is rated â€œEâ€ for Everyone by the ESRB and is available bundled with a Konami branded LogitechÂ® microphone for the SRP of $54.99 or available as a standalone game compatible with any USB headset/microphone for a SRP of $39.99. For more information on the game, please visit: www.konami.com/gs
About Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear SolidÂ®, Silent HillÂ® and CastlevaniaÂ®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at www.konami.com/gs.
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